The nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) hosted their annual Greater New York Dinner at The Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, New York. The dinner served not only as a fundraiser for the nonprofit but an evening for over 1,000 LGBTQ+ advocates and supporters from across the country to gather and celebrate the mission of Human Rights Campaign.
Honorees of the night were LGBTQ+ icons Academy Award-nominated actor, playwright and producer Colman Domingo, the recipient of HRC’s Equality Award, actress and transgender advocate Trace Lysette who received the HRC’s Trailblazer award, and former Macy’s Inc. Chairman & CEO Jeff Gennette, recipient of the HRC‘s Corporate Visibility Award. Other notable attendees included Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Queer as Folk actor Johnny Sibilly, drag queens Blacc Cherry and Peppermint, and comedian Dana Goldberg.
After a night of impassioned and inspirational speeches from HRC president Kelley Robinson, Senator Chuck Schumer amongst others, the night concluded with an after-party outside of the Hilton’s grand-ballroom, including a drag show hosted by Janelle No5.
Continue below to view exclusive interview clips taken from the HRC’s blue carpet, featuring HRC president Kelley Robinson, actor Aaron Goldberg, drag queen Blacc Cherry, comedian Dana Goldberg, and honorees Colman Domingo and Trace Lysette.